• Welding follows the Architecture & Construction Career Cluster. In this video you will see all the programs highlighted under this category.

    Welding is a highly skilled industry that can take you places all over the world. From ladders to aircraft carriers, from NASCAR to national defense, and from the laboratory to sales and repair, the varied welding industry impacts virtually every industry. Technology is creating more uses for welding in the workplace. For example, new ways are being developed to bond dissimilar materials and non-metallic materials, such as plastics, composites, and new alloys. Also, advances in laser beam and electron beam welding, new fluxes, and other new technologies and techniques all point to an increasing need for highly trained and skilled workers. This program utilizes NCCER’s four-level curriculum covering topics such as Oxyfuel Cutting, Welding Symbols, and Stainless Steel Groove Welds. NCCER’s curriculum also correlates to the AWS standards and guidelines for an Entry Welder.

    EPCOT's Welding Technology program offers instruction and hands-on experience to prepare you for a career in welding. With a recent complete renovation of our shop and the addition of the most up-to-date welding equipment available, you will be a part of one of the finest welding programs in the state.

    Our Welding Technology program will teach you to work with different metals, like steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.

    Our students learn various cutting operations. These include oxy-fuel cutting plasma arc cutting (PAC) and carbon arc cutting. Our program will give you the opportunity to work on actual building projects with each material and technique. 

    Blueprint reading and math for welders round out the training you need for a rewarding career in welding. Upon completion of our program, you will be prepared for an entry-level job in the welding field. You can leave our program with the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 X-Ray welding certifications in the GTAW FCAW GMAW and SMAW processes. 

    You will gain hands-on experience with a number of arc and gas welding processes such as:

    • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW)
      • Also known as manual metal ard (MMA) welding or stick welding
    • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
      • Also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding
    • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
      • Including metal inert gas (MIG) welding and metal active gas (MAG) welding
    • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
    • Oxyacetylene welding
      • Also called oxy-fuel welding or gas welding

    Jobs in the welding industry vary greatly. These include Certified Welding Inspectors, engineers, fabrication welders, underwater welders, production welders, boilermakers, structural steel welders, and more.